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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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13 Reasons For

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50 have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

Gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 1.6kg and 5.5kg. The Lenovo Y50 is fairly light (only 2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Y50 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y50 which do not have a touchscreen.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Y50 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5,200mAh. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50, the battery capacity of the Lenovo Y50 of only 54 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo Y50 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50 have between three and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo Y50 which has four number of battery cellss.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo Y50 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50 is 6,600 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Y50.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50.

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Expert Reviews

(76)
18 October 2015

The Lenovo Y50 is a good-value gaming laptop, and a pretty aggressive competitor to other laptops in this class like the Acer V Nitro and the various MSI options around the price, including the...

21 July 2015

Finding a good gaming notebook is uneasy task especially when you start searching and come across all these models with different configurations and prices ranging from around ?700 to more than... Read more…

Lenovo's bundle can still be called solid. An elegant and fancy design envelops the powerful hardware inside, which can easily handle everyday multimedia and gaming. Instead of a TN panel, the IPS...

13 April 2015

Here's a question we get a lot: ?What's the best cheap gaming laptop?? Trying to answer that is tantamount to trying to recommend a budget, luxurious sports car. Lenovo, however, is hoping to... Read more…

1 April 2015

The $2199-plus Lenovo Y50?s Ultra HD screen is beautiful for watching movies, despite the fact that most of what you'll be viewing will be upscaled from 1080p. It's a beautiful, bright, vibrant...

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User Reviews

(113)
Reviewed 14 June 2014 by MYRADEL A.
(Verified Purchase)

I was debating on purchasing this laptop or the 510P that runs SLI graphics. I have to say after trying out both I'm happy I went with the Y50. Its slimmer, lighter, uses less battery, and runs... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2014 by Howard J.
(Verified Purchase)

With a few pretty simple tweaks and upgrades, this laptop is easily the best in its class. 1. Upgrade the screen. This is the top complaint about this laptop. For about $80 you can ditch the TN... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Tyler D.
(Verified Purchase)

The BIOS turn me off, as they are so buggy and offer very little in the way of actually changing anything, although that's probably more of an issue with InsydeH20 BIOS and not the manufacturer,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by Steve B.
(Verified Purchase)

I used Classic Shell to customize my start menu and what a difference it has made. This machine is very fast and and well built. It deserves 5 eggs!

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by James R.
(Verified Purchase)

Prior to these serious concerns about the HDD they use, I would have given this laptop 4 eggs for it's solid performance, taking into account the terrible touchpad...

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